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Holiday Knitting Part 2 – Rampant Socks

Well I finally got the stitches back on the needles after having to undo a few rows on one to pick up the stragglers.

And these…

became these…

Look at the very neat kitchener stitch seams at the toes – you can’t see the join…

And then move VERY swiftly over the heel which seems a bit ‘full’.  It’s been a while since I knit socks but I don’t recall any being quite this full.  I think next time I will use the reinforced heel stitch (which I don’t know the name of but which involves slipping stitches and carrying the yarn in front to make a thicker texture).

They are for my acupuncturist* who didn’t charge me when we went gallivanting off to Edinburgh at the drop of a hat in March resulting in me cancelling my appointment at short notice.  Debs probably doesn’t do that as a matter of routine because she is sooooooo nice but since she expressed a liking for handknit socks previously and I had the wool in, as you do, I thought socks might be nice too.

*  I have to wait a bit longer before I can go back to having acupuncture.

Look at my Socks